Annapolis, MD asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland

Q: Does a DUI conviction automatically lose you your license?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: No. You will receive a letter notifying you that your license will be revoked as of a stated date, but that you have the right to a hearing regarding the revocation. The letter may also provide you with the option of electing the ignition interlock for a year. Both options, either requesting a hearing or electing the interlock, have deadlines and procedures set forth in the letter. Do not ignore the letter, and make sure the MVA has your current address. Call a lawyer immediately upon receipt of the letter to review the best option. At a hearing there may be more options available than simply accepting the interlock, but you should review your specific circumstances with a lawyer first because penalties differ based upon your past history of dui convictions as well as past suspensions, etc.

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